Lorna Wing, MD, FRCPsych, (born 7 October 1928) is an English psychiatrist and physician.
As a result of having an
autistic daughter, she became involved in researching developmental disorders, particularly autism spectrum disorders. She joined with other parents of autistic children to found the [1 ] National Autistic Society (NAS) in the United Kingdom in 1962. She currently works part-time as a [1 ] consultant psychiatrist at the NAS Centre for Social and Communication Disorders at Elliot House.
Wing is the author of many books and academic papers, including
Asperger's Syndrome: a Clinical Account, a 1981 academic paper that popularised the research of Hans Asperger and introduced the term " Asperger's syndrome". Although groundbreaking and influential, Wing herself cautioned in her 1981 paper that "It must be pointed out that the people described by the present author all had problems of adjustment or superimposed psychiatric illnesses severe enough to necessitate referral to a psychiatric clinic ... (and) the series described here is probably biased towards those with more severe handicaps."
She lives in
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Wing, L. & Gould, J. (1979), "Severe Impairments of Social Interaction and Associated Abnormalities in Children: Epidemiology and Classification",
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 9, pp. 11-29. Wing, L. (1980). "Childhood Autism and Social Class: a Question of Selection?",
, 137, pp. 410-417. British Journal of Psychiatry
Wing L (1981). "Asperger's syndrome: a clinical account". Psychol Med 11 (1): 115–29. doi: 10.1017/S0033291700053332. PMID 7208735 . Retrieved 2007-08-15. Burgoine, E. & Wing, L. (1983), "Identical triplets with Asperger's Syndrome",
, 143, pp. 261-265. British Journal of Psychiatry Wing, L. and Attwood, A. (1987), "Syndromes of Autism and Atypical Development", in Cohen, D. & Donnellan, A. (eds.),
Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Disorders, New York, John Wiley & Sons. Wing, L. (1991), "The Relationship Between Asperger's Syndrome and Kanner's Autism", in Frith, U. (ed.),
Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Wing, L. (1992), "Manifestations of Social Problems in High Functioning Autistic People", in Schopler, E. & Mesibov, G. (eds.),
High Functioning Individuals with Autism, New York, Plenum Press.
Wing L, Potter D (2002). "The epidemiology of autistic spectrum disorders: is the prevalence rising?". Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 8 (3): 151–61. doi: 10.1002/mrdd.10029. PMID 12216059.
Autistic Children 1966,
Physiological Measures, , with M.H. Lader Sedative Drugs and Morbid Anxiety 1969,
Children Apart: Autistic Children and Their Families 1969,
Teaching Autitistic Children: Guidelines for Teachers 1971,
Autistic Children: a Guide for Parents 1975,
Early Childhood Autism: Clinical, Educational and Social Aspects (editor) 1975,
What is Operant Conditioning? 1988,
Aspects of Autism: Biological Research (editor) 1989,
Hospital Closure and the Resettlement of Residents: Case of Darenth Park Mental Handicap Hospital 1995,
Autistic Spectrum Disorders: an Aid to Diagnosis 1996,
The Autistic Spectrum: a Guide for Parents and Professionals 2002,
Smiling at Shadows: a Mother's Journey Raising an Autistic Child (with Junee Waites, Helen Swinbourne).
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